14. If something isn’t right, don’t keep quiet about it.
There’s the old myth that if you complain in restaurants they’ll spit in your food. That’s incredibly unlikely. If something is wrong, you need to offer the place the chance to put it right. Usually they’ll be thankful — most places want to be as good as they can be. So let them know.
This post was written by Simon Wroe, a former chef and freelance journalist based in London who just released his first novel, Chop Chop, which is set in a restaurant kitchen.
Wroe writes about food for Prospect magazine and art and culture for The Economist. Learn more about his new novel here.
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